To-Do Tuesday, August 23, 2022

English Paper Piecing continues on Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden. This is my almost nightly routine. After clean up from supper, I gather the EPP supplies and stitch while watching TV, or a movie, listening to a book, or talking to Hubby if he is not busy on one of his hobbies. His hobbies are native plant gardening and building train models. Sometimes walks or bike rides are added in to the evening.

Here’s my To-Do list from last week -

To-Do Tuesday, August 16, 2022

  1. EPP Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden, attach week 21 to quilt. ✔️
  2. EPP – continue week 22 ✔️
  3. Wednesday – meeting with church friends to finish some heart pillows. ✔️
  4. Friday – friend graciously allowing me to return to use her longarm and quilt the last two clothing quilts. ✔️
  5. Maybe work on a PUP meaning Previously Unfinished Project! Isn’t that a cute acronym? Coined by a quilting friend. I’ve not heard anyone else use it. So I’ll give her credit. Hello Ruth! I like it better than UFO. ✔️

1. EPP Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden

Week 21 sewn and attached to the quilt but I forgot to take a photo of the growing quilt.

2. EPP

Week 22 – stitched and ready to attach.

Weeks 1 – 22. The rosettes are now showing they will be a ring of flowers!

3. Heart pillows

The tag says Blessings & Love, Made for you, Christ’s Community Church.

Here are just a few of the 24 heart pillows made to donate to Lutheran Hospital where they are given to patients who have had mastectomies. The heart shape pillow fits under the arm to add comfort while healing.

A few more hearts cut for pillows. This is an ongoing project ladies at CCC make through out the year.

4. Longarm quilting clothing quilts

A friend offered her longarm for me to use to quilt the 4 clothing quilts. Since I don’t know anything about using a longarm, other than what she taught me, here is the setup with quilting in progress. She only attaches the backing to the rollers, and lets the batting and top hang free. This worked well for these smaller size quilts, 54 x 60 inches. I’m not sure how it would work for a bed size. Any longarm quilters reading this? Your thoughts?

Quilted, bound, laundered.

Close up of one of the quilted shells. The quilts are ready to gift to the grieving family. Prayers lifted for them as they grieve the loss of their mother.

5. PUP - Previously Unfinished Project!

I worked on two PUPs yesterday. A few weeks ago I volunteered to do a simple quilting to finish tops that are made for two charities to which our CCC group donates. I used stitch 99 on my Janome for the diagonal quilting. Hopefully I get to the binding today.

To-Do Tuesday, August 23, 2022

  1. EPP Homage to Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Week 23
  2. More PUP charity quilts. I think I offered to quilt and bind 6 total this Summer.
  3. Select a PUP from my own on going projects.

Linking to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Linda of Texas Quilt Gal.


3 Responses to “To-Do Tuesday, August 23, 2022”

  1. Linda Says:

    Oh that flower garden quilt is going to be gorgeous! The clothing quilt turned out beautiful. I like that Janome stitch for quilting on those PUPS. I miss my Janome but the Necchi is doing just fine.
    Thank you for joining the belated To Do Tuesday!

  2. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts Says:

    I love your EPP Grandmother’s Flower Garden – such a beautiful design! PUP – great term! I have some of those, too. Good luck with your list this week!

  3. Wendy Says:

    Your EPP project is lovely! Your little heart pillows are such a nice idea; I’m sure they bring comfort to those healing from surgery. PUP – what a fun term! I have a few of those!

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